IIT Mandi joins hands with WileyNXT to train professionals for Post-Covid Digital Transformation

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India’s prestigious engineering and technology university and Technical Innovation Hub (TIH) collaborated with WileyNXT, Wiley’s innovative learning solution for emerging technologies, and launched two new executive courses – PG Certification in Applied AI and PG Certification in Fullstack Development. Both these programs are designed for early career professionals keen on gaining premium credentials to build a career in AI and Analytics. On the successful completion of the course, the participants will get joint certification from WileyNXT and IIT Mandi.

Through the TIH, IIT Mandi is utilizing its faculty strengths, industry collaborations, and ongoing projects to mark India as a leader in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research in the world. TIH operates under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).

The joint program on Applied AI is designed to create a skilled base of artificial intelligence professionals for a wide variety of Industry applications like Healthcare, Supply Chain, Intelligent Cybersecurity amongst others. According to industry reports, the Indian Artificial Intelligence market is valued at $6.4 Bn as of July – August 2020. This will lead to an increase in demand of a new breed of talent and offer myriad opportunities for professionals who want to pursue a career in AI research and development.

Full-stack developer is one the most in demand career in the IT industry. Job portals are abuzz with positions requiring this skill. Full-stack is becoming the default way to develop as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, while most businesses migrate to a digital model. There has been a 20% rise in the demand for full-stack developers, with companies keen to have multi-talented professionals with front-end and back-end expertise on board.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vikas Gupta, MD, Wiley India said, “As businesses shift online and experience the benefits of digitalisation, the demand for trained professionals increases who can integrate deep knowledge of their industry with the latest analytical tools to quickly adapt to business strategies, and provide data-driven proof for businesses to take action to stay afloat during a recession and gain a competitive edge during a market peak. With IIT Mandi, we at WileyNXT aim to create a job-ready workforce by equipping our learners with industry-specific skills for their development projects.”

Prof. Ajit Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Mandi shared, “I am pleased to announce IIT Mandi and WileyNXT’s recent collaboration for executive education programs. Our first of many programs, the Applied AI program, will be launched early next year. This specialized program will enable understanding machine learning and deep learning to achieve high levels of accuracy and adaptation in ML models to contextualize business and industry processes so as to improve the way we interact with everything around us. At IIT Mandi, we are happy to collaborate with the vision of WileyNXT to arm learners with future-forward skills to be the leaders of tomorrow.”

The 6 month online programs will facilitate simulated learning through a unique learning methodology designed to enable learners to contextualize technology skills with deep business awareness as well as a problem solving mindset. The contextual or application focused skills are developed by integrating case studies, skilling problems, virtual labs, simulations, capstone projects, immersions at the campus and masterclasses by Wiley India Advisory council consisting of top industry experts and business technology drivers in India and across the globe.